Foote scores first NHL goal to help Lightning defeat Predators


TAMPA — Callan Foote scored his first NHL goal, one of four second-period goals for the Tampa Bay Lightning, in a 4-3 win against the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning (4-1-1), and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves.

Pekka Rinne made 29 saves for the Predators (4-4-0), but lost to the Lightning in regulation for the first time (9-1-2). Filip Forsberg had two assists.

Ryan Ellis gave Nashville a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 17:55 of the first period. Nick Cousins took control of a loose puck in front of the net and passed to Ellis in the slot.

Johnson tied it 1-1 with his first goal of the season at 3:33 of the second period, scoring off a rebound.

Foote made it 2-1 with a one-timer from the left circle that beat Rinne short side at 6:41 of the second.

The Lightning took a 3-1 lead at 8:05 when Hedman scored on a wrist shot, and scored their fourth of the period when Stamkos scored a power-play goal at 17:27 for a 4-1 lead. It was his 300th power-play point to tie him with Martin St. Louis for the Lightning record.

Mathieu Olivier scored his first NHL goal with a tip-in on a power play at 5:57 of the third period to make it 4-2.

Viktor Arvidsson made it 4-3 at 18:26 of the third period with Rinne pulled for an extra skater.

The Predators were 10-0-3 in their previous 13 games against the Lightning.

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